Tag Archives: Nature

Outdoor Adventures in the Southeast

For those who are fairly new to my blog, I wanted to go back and list some of my past posts dedicated to outdoor adventures in the Southeast. The South is rich with places to see, trails to hike, lakes … Continue reading

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Animal Tracks ID Infographic

I found this great animal tracks ID infographic over at Hiking Michigan. For those who love nature and enjoy getting outdoors, I thought you might be able to use this guide. On the spiritual side, this infographic reminded me about … Continue reading

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Let’s Go Home

A few weeks ago, I took this picture of my beagle, Chevy, while walking down a trail in Chattahoochee Bend Park. It was our turnaround point. I know this leash drives her crazy. It would drive me bonkers too. Here’s … Continue reading

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Eagles, The Outdoors, and Family Fun

Last weekend my family and I made our annual pilgrimage to see eagles in Guntersville, Alabama. Everyone had such a fun time. What a pleasant break from the icy weather thats been visiting the south this winter. I felt like … Continue reading

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Nature Provides

This beautiful Red-shouldered Hawk perched on a tree in our backyard on Saturday. My wife snapped the picture. It’s pretty common to see these hawks being chased by crows and to hear their distinctive kee-yeeear vocals. This particular snapshot also … Continue reading

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Sweet-gum Trees and Sin

I hate Sweet-gum trees. If you have some in your yard, you probably know what I’m talking about. The other day, I broke a shovel trying to dig and pry one out. They are an odd and peculiar tree. Sweet-gums … Continue reading

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No Eye Has Seen

No eye has seen, no ear has heard and no one’s heart has imagined all the things that God has prepared for those who love him. 1 Corinthians 2:9 (CJB) This is a favorite verse especially when my heart gets … Continue reading

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Discovering Easter in the Outdoors

Yesterday morning, I found myself sitting against a pine tree waiting and listening for a turkey to gobble in the distance.  Those early morning hours are magical as the new light awakens the day shift of the forest.  What a … Continue reading

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Colors of Nature

Gold The color of the morning sun. Calling on unfaltering days. Upward the arc, top at noon, Down again, till evening sways. Blue The color of the clearing sky: Air to waving, whistling wings. Inspiring us to look that way, … Continue reading

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The Eagle Trip

Once again, our family traveled to Guntersville State Park to see the great Bald Eagle. We were able to see several eagles soaring overhead. This year, however, the nest we usually visit was empty–no adult eagles or eaglets. We did … Continue reading

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Christmas and the Meekness of Christ

I hope everyone has a safe and blessed Christmas, and I wish you the best for 2013. Most of us focus on certain aspects of the Christmas season and what it means for us. Celebrating Christmas constantly reminds me of … Continue reading

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Wisdom of Wolves

God has shown us that we can learn from His creation. So, what can we learn from a particular animal–the gray wolf? Whether you lead a team, a Sunday school class, discipleship group, a business or you are raising a … Continue reading

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Go To The Honeybee

The Book of Proverbs has wisely advised people to go to the ant.  For a good portion of my life, I’ve gone to the honeybee.  You see, my dad is a beekeeper.  (Wait for it–he is about to share some … Continue reading

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Three Amazing Birding Apps

Ever been on a hike and wanted to ID a plant, insect, or bird?  With the advent of apps, it’s become easy to pack a number of electronic guides in your pocket or your pack.  These guides can be stored … Continue reading

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Beyond Beauty

Who doesn’t admire beauty somewhere in this world?  It may be a sunset, a violet, a song, a waterfall, the face of a baby.  We all get beauty–right?  It comes to us instantly, immediately recognizable.  Usually, there’s no need to … Continue reading

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Crafting Nature

Okay, so I thought I would continue with the craft theme.  Writing consumes a large portion of my time now, but when I’m not pecking or scribbling, I love woodworking and making “man-crafts” like paracord bracelets, wooden (or antler) writing … Continue reading

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Glassing God

Over a year ago, I plopped down a few bills and purchased a nice set of binoculars:  the Nikon Monarch ATB, a huge step up from my old cheap pair.  The quality of the Nikon optics is phenomenal.  I’ve carried … Continue reading

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The Worship of Nature

Did you know that April is National Poetry Month?  Don’t feel bad; I didn’t know this until a few days ago.  Our nation also recognized April 22 as Earth Day.  So, I thought I would honor both of these occasions … Continue reading

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Chattahoochee Bend State Park

A river runs through it.  Well, in this case, a river runs beside it.  In 2011, Georgia opened its newest park: Chattahoochee Bend.  Protecting five miles of river frontage, the 2910 acre park is one of Georgia’s largest state parks.  … Continue reading

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52 Lessons God Has Taught Me Through the Outdoors

I’ve said before that nothing can replace God’s Word, His written revelation, when it comes to knowing Him and finding specific direction for one’s life.  But our life experiences and our relationships can help reinforce those unchanging truths; those experiences … Continue reading

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